DIY kitchen

Kitchen set Table of contents:

  • 1 Headset manufacturing methods
  • 2 Simplicity and functionality of the design
  • 3 What to make of?
  • 4 Eyes are afraid, but hands do: proceed to measurements
  • 5 Small production of large parts
  • 6 We give the workpieces a finished look
  • 7 Furniture assembly tools
  • 8 Assembling the bottom of the kitchen
  • 9 Installation of upper cabinets
  • 10 A Simple Method for Making a New Kitchen Set
  • 11 videos
  • 12 Photos

If you look at the kitchen set market, you can find a huge number of original design solutions that win the hearts of many housewives. However, the prices of such works design thoughts are sky-high. Under such circumstances, the will forcibly have to think about alternatives. Some decide to make a kitchen set with their own hands. For this today there are kitchen fittings, and building material, and tools – Well, that’s all. And, as practice shows, home-made kitchen The headset is in no way inferior to the purchased one, especially in quality. And this not even taking into account the price, because to make a suite in the kitchen independently in any case more profitable. If you decide to commit such a feat, you will have to work hard not only with your hands, but also with your head.

Headset manufacturing methods

Approximate dimensions of kitchen cabinetsApproximate sizes kitchen cabinets

There are several directions that you can follow realize your plans. For example, to prepare all the necessary details, you can contact a specialized company, which provides cutting and edging services. This is a good option since the size of the kitchen set you choose yourself.

Another option is to purchase ready-made the details. We can say that this is the easiest option. But in this case your kitchen set will be standard. There is another a solution that is to fully manufacture a headset for do-it-yourself kitchens, from measurements, cutting and ending assembly.

Simplicity and functionality of the design

Design optionsDesign options

If you prefer the last option and all the work If you want to do it yourself, then in this case you should consider headset design. It’s usually best to choose a simple one, functional and convenient design. Suitable for this category. classic kitchen with drawers and hinges the door. This design has a lot of advantages. Here some of them:

  • Modular assembly possible. In this case, each item designed and assembled separately.
  • Such a headset will be a suitable solution for both large and for a small kitchen.
  • There are a large number of building materials that allow you to implement such a project.
  • This furniture is durable, practical, roomy and comfortable.
  • Even a layman can create such a design. joiner.
  • In a classic kitchen, you don’t have to work with curves lines, which facilitates the work.
  • Simple mechanisms are used.
  • You can easily choose the right fittings, facades and countertops.

Among other things, such a kitchen set if necessary You can remodel or upgrade, as you will personally know the location of each bolt!

What to make of?

What to make a kitchen setWhat to make a kitchen headset

The next preparatory step is to choose relevant material. In general, kitchen sets are made from different materials, everything will depend on your financial opportunities and wishes.

  • Array of wood. This material is the most expensive, but also the most durable and durable.
  • Painted MDF. Affordability in price. It has wonderful operational qualities.
  • Laminated by a chipboard. One of the cheapest materials that in greatest demand, even among Italian masters!
  • Postforming. Postforming plates are wear-resistant and practical material. What is most interesting, you can choose any color and surface texture.
  • Particleboard without coating. It is used to make individual elements of the kitchen set, for example, for sidewall and back the walls.

When choosing a material, it’s worth looking at ready-made kitchen headsets in furniture stores. This will allow you to imagine what kind of furniture is made of this or that material.

The eyes are afraid, but the hands do: we proceed to the measurements

Making a kitchen set begins with measurements. First you need to decide what type of headset will be. Essentially a kitchen The headset can be divided into two types: angular and straight. what Regarding direct kitchens, it’s a bit simpler here. Along one wall There will be several nightstands and hanging cabinets. IN in some cases, the headset is parallel to each other on two walls. Here the measurements are quite simple. Necessary measure the length of the wall.

When measuring, it is important to take measurements with a tape measure in several places, for example, 200 mm above the floor, at chest level and under the ceiling. This is due to the fact that slight deviations due to wall curvature.

As practice shows, the discrepancy between such measurements maybe up to three to four centimeters. Using modern building materials these differences can be leveled. Start measuring when old furniture is already dismantled, then you will have free access to the wall.

Cabinet under the hob and ovenCooking cabinet panel and oven

When measuring, often have to face difficulties. For example, gas or water pipes may be placed on walls – all this will need to be taken into account when installing the kitchen, carving matching holes. The easiest way to make it electrical jigsaw. As for the sink, usually for it the cabinet goes without back wall, as in this place there is a junction sewer and water pipes. Basic rigidity of a curbstone achieved thanks to metal corners.

Among other things, it is important to take into account the presence of gas slabs. Based on measurements, you need to make appropriate amendments to the design configuration of the cabinets and thumbs After all, it is precisely to the gas stove that gas pipes will fit. This is especially true when you want to make a single countertop.

Fastening lockers for mounting a single worktopBonding lockers for mounting an entire countertop

The hood is closed by a specially made cabinet. For This will require a special cutout in the back of the cabinet. As for the measurements of the corner kitchen, the whole process takes place according to the same principle.

Small production of large parts

Where you can feel complete freedom is when choosing coloring and design of a kitchen set. Should be thought out and make a figurative “cutting map” according to the finished drawing. So as not to make mistakes and order the individual items correctly or cut them yourself, it is important to know about a few nuances cutting according to the drawing. The scheme below will help with this:

This is what the layout of a standard wall cabinet will look like:

  1. Horizontal.
  2. Side wall or side.
  3. A shelf.
  4. Back wall.

One of the features of the horizontal lies in its size. Based on the scheme, the horizontal is located between the side walls and connects using confirm screws. Accordingly, in parts will need to make suitable holes. For example, holes in the side blank:

Installation of shelvesShelf mounting

When measuring each detail, it is important to take into account any nuance, otherwise the cutting process will be carried out incorrectly. In most cases cabinets are made in standard size. Width equals a multiple of 100 or 50. Therefore, the width may be:

  • 250 mm.
  • 300 mm
  • 400 mm.
  • 800 mm, etc.

It is important to take into account the thickness of the chipboard. 16 mm thick. Accordingly, the horizontal of the cabinet is 800 mm wide inside will be 768 mm. This is due to the fact that on both sides 16 mm will occupy the side wall, it turns out like this:

768 mm + 32 mm = 800 mm

But these measurements are for when you make standard kitchen. Today you can not adhere to standards and make the dimensions of the cabinets at your discretion.

As an exception, a drying cabinet for dishes should be mentioned. It is manufactured to one standard. Although today it’s possible item to make to order.

If we talk about shelves, then there are also some subtleties, which are important to consider when measuring. The shelf can be fastened with two methods: tightly or lay on special shelf holders. IN In the first case, the shelf size will be identical to the horizontal width. In the second case, the shelf size should be 3 mm smaller, for its free installation.

Well, the back wall also needs special attention. She made from fiberboard. The back wall area should be slightly the smallest body. For example, if the dimensions are 700 × 600 mm, then the back wall will be 695 × 595 mm. Why? There are two causes:

  1. If the back wall will protrude beyond the dimensions of the case, then it will interfere with the tight fit of the modules.
  2. When sawing a fiberboard, it “plays” on the machine, therefore it can form error in a large direction by several millimeters.

The principle of measuring tables and stands is practically no different. There is one caveat that concerns hardware when it is complex or the design of the finished module is also complex. In that case, you most likely, the help of specialists will be required. Scheme of pedestals can be of such a plan:

Internal constructionInternal construction

We give the blanks a finished look

When all the blanks are cut, it is not yet time for assembly. Important conduct a series of preparatory work, which includes hemming. What it is? This is one of the key finishes. each workpiece that reliably protects the edges from penetration inside moisture, chemicals and other liquids. Also hemming protects against chips and other mechanical damage.

EdgingEdge processing

Thus, each end on the kitchen set must be processed by a special edge. There are several varieties. But when it comes to practicality and durability, it’s best to use a plastic edge ..

If this stage of work is difficult for you, then ask for help to professionals!

When buying an edge, select the color appropriate for the case. Before the moment of installation, the edge should be stored in a dry place, since the reverse side, it is treated with special glue, which melt under the influence of temperature. Her gluing is done with a household iron. Never use hairdryer, due to unstable temperature. And in general, a hairdryer will not withstand the duration of the gluing period.

Now we’ll take a look at how to glue an edge when help iron do it yourself.

So, for work you will need:

  • Iron.
  • Two pieces of fabric.
  • Small file.
  • Stationery knife.
  • Edge.


  1. First, set the iron thermostat to medium mode.
  2. The workpiece can be placed on the table horizontally, face up or push one end against the wall. Further, with a margin of two to three centimeter cut the edge and attach it to the end.
  3. Roll the first piece of fabric several times. Through it to you it should be heated edge. This technique will prevent overheating edges and prevent its damage. Accordingly, the iron will protected against accidental contact with glue on its sole.
  4. It takes several seconds to heat up. After heating, the edge pressed by another piece of fabric, it remains only to wait for it cooling.
  5. As mentioned above, the thickness of the chipboard is 16 mm, and the edge has an average of 20-23 mm. For this reason, protruding after gluing residues should be cut with a clerical knife.
  6. At the final stage, process the joint of the part and the edge file. Thanks to such a simple operation, the angle will not work too sharp.

This is the sequence in which gluing occurs edges.

Furniture Assembly Tool

Furniture assembly tool

To work you will need:

  • hacksaw,
  • hammer,
  • electric planer
  • jigsaw
  • plumb
  • level,
  • ruler
  • roulette,
  • clamp,
  • a workbench or a reliable table,
  • screwdriver
  • screwdriver,
  • vise
  • jig for making dowels,
  • crap
  • sandpaper,
  • set of files and files,
  • construction and office knife,
  • a set of drills and an electric drill,
  • pliers,
  • safety glasses and gloves,
  • bathrobe.

If possible, then for measurements it is best to use laser level. It will save you from errors that are detected, usually at the end of work!

Assembling the bottom of the kitchen

Before assembling, all parts must be sorted. Further, put off the parts that will be needed first. If a If you decided to first assemble the cabinet, then you will need the following details: side wall – 2 pieces, stand – 2 pieces, rear wall – 1 piece and bottom – 1 piece. By this principle, others are sorted. elements of furniture.

Drawer guidesDrawer guides

Each part must be mounted in stages. For example, mounting holes can be made in advance or directly at the time of assembly. There are no conventions and rules. In this job accuracy is important otherwise it is very easy to damage the chipboard. In every detail all holes must match exactly. You can start the assembly from the box. It is equipped with roller guides which are fixed with the two outer sides of the box on the sides. Then the whole box is assembled. Holes from the edge should be at a distance of 7 cm. After, are made holes for shelf holders. Connect the two racks and the bottom, and after screw the upper ribs, which will later be attached countertop.

Assembly diagram of the lower cabinetBottom assembly diagram locker

At this stage, check the diagonal of the box box. She must be equal on both sides.

Now it’s time to mount the back wall. As already mentioned, its size will be less than the width and height of the box, respectively, by five millimeters. For starters, fiberboard is nailed to a long wall. The diagonal is checked. Corrected if necessary. It is finally fixed with several nails. Nails pitch can to be 100 mm. If you want to make a stronger fix, then use screws. If the stand is on its feet, it should turn the stand upside down and screw them on. Set the drawer to place and the stand is completely ready! By such a system is the assembly all other elements of the lower part of the kitchen.

Assembly of the kitchen cabinetKitchen assembly locker

Collect bedside tables gradually so as not to clutter up the kitchen.

At the final stage, it remains to mount the countertop. She can to be integral or to consist of several parts. In the latter case special joints should be used for its docking.

The upper part, which consists of this principle, is also assembled. from lockers and pencil cases. The only difference is that to the cabinets it will be necessary to fasten the mounts for hanging.

Installation of upper cabinets

Installation of a kitchen setKitchen installation headset

When the entire assembly is complete, it remains to install everything on their own places. To install the top of the kitchen set you required:

  • drill / punch,
  • long level
  • roulette,
  • ruler
  • screwdriver
  • hammer,
  • clamp,
  • wrench.

Options for the arrangement of furnitureLocation options of furniture

There are several options for hanging cabinets. For example, can be mounted on the wall mounting plate. Similar – screwed onto the cupboard. Just before securing the strap it must be checked for evenness. It will also be necessary use intersection ties. They are used to connect. modules among themselves.

Intersectional furniture tiesIntersectional furniture screeds

So, the installation process will occur in the following order:

  1. On the hinges, the hook is mounted in the middle position.
  2. To hook hook on the mounting rail, on the inside the side walls of the cabinet should extend beyond a few millimeters back wall of the cabinet.
  3. After, measurements are made under the holes on the wall for the mounted tires. When calculating the height, determine whether the cabinet will go butt or lap with a kitchen apron.
  4. The mounting rail will always be below the top edge closet.
  5. In order not to miss, you can first attach the cabinet to wall on its future location. Assistant can put corresponding mark on the wall.
  6. Using a level on the wall, draw an even horizontal a strip that will indicate the top edge of the cabinet. Not It is recommended to take measurements from the floor. There is a possibility irregularities.
  7. At this point, mark the drilling location.
  8. Insert the dowel into the hole.
  9. Using fasteners, fix the mounting rail.
  10. Now you can hang the cabinet.
  11. Use the level to check if the cabinets are even with each other, using screws, adjust on the hinges to level.
  12. Clamp all cabinets together, starting from the corner. Insert wood or cardboard between the clamp and the cabinet. lining.
  13. Next, drill through the holes between the cabinets. intersection couplers.
  14. To avoid chipping, hold wooden beam.
  15. Intersection couplers pull together all cabinets.
  16. In conclusion, install the facades in place using special screws and hinges.

Wall cabinet heightWall height locker

Follow the rules in the process. security. This will prevent you from getting injured!

Installation of facadesInstallation of facades

A simple method for making a new kitchen set

There is the easiest way to make new furniture. for kitchen. If your old furniture suits you, then it can be take as a basis for a new kitchen. It is very easy to do:

  1. To begin, disassemble the old furniture. Remember which details were used in what designs.
  2. Clean the old surface with sandpaper. Rinse well dust and “bring to life” every element.
  3. Now take all the measurements from the doors, facades, side walls and shelves. These dimensions should be transferred to new workpieces.
  4. As a result, you can cut the chipboard sheet to the necessary details of the future kitchen.
  5. Then it remains only to mount all the parts as described above instructions, install new hardware, and you can start use the new kitchen.

Remaking an old decoupage kitchen setAlteration old decoupage kitchen set

To finally give preference to such an option, it is advisable to think a few times: do you like the present design whether it is necessary to change anything in height or width and etc. You will still have the opportunity to resize to correct something.

As you can see, this is the simplest and most primitive manufacturing method. do-it-yourself kitchen unit. In fact, the kitchen will have one the same format and size, only in the foreground and inside will brand new facades and fittings. This option is preferred. for those who have limited resources and cannot buy a new one headsets, if there is no time or desire to develop a project with zero.

So, to make a kitchen set is within the power of everyone. The most the main thing is not to stop halfway. Leave your comments in end of this article and share your personal experiences!


Shown here is the complete kitchen assembly process professional craftsmen:

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